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Japanese Denim

Japanese Denim is one of our top vegan materials used for wristwatch straps. This fabric is fascinating and unique. It is a sustainable material and a heavy material as well. Therefore, it produces richer fades and more rigid fabric very suitable for wristwatch bands. We use Original Selvedge Denim. A selvedge denim end is firmly woven on the two sides of the texture, and it keeps the Denim from unwinding. Japanese Denim has a unique color, appearance, and texture.

Japanese Denim is a High-Quality sustainable fabric best for wristwatch straps. It is woven on rare and slow antique looms to produce exceptional and fascinating textures for straps. The selvedge denim edges are not left unfinished or frayed, and their edges are secured with a colored thread. Japanese Denim is heavy and hard to sew, but heavy Denim increases the durability and longevity and also provides an incredible fade to the wristwatch bands. The production of Japanese Denim means that you will be having a unique piece of art. We, Visconti Milano, get this high-quality Japanese selvedge denim for our handcrafted wristwatch straps produced in Japan by Kurabo. There are only a few manufacturers available out there which produce sustainable Denim. Japanese Denim is expensive, but making your wrist look unique and different spending a little bit more would be a better idea. In some climates, heavy Denim can be hot. Kurabo manufactures Denim according to the trends and the need of worldwide customers. All of the manufactured pieces of Denim are inspected, and results are closely seen to ensure that they are according to Kurabo Standard as this is the highest quality level of Japanese Denim.

Material Japanese Denim - Visconti Milano
Japanese Denim Strap (Apple Watch All Series) / SUPPORO WHITEJapanese Denim Strap (Apple Watch All Series) with Fixed BuckleJapanese Denim Watch strap 21mm / Patek Philippe style / Red Stitching
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Cordura

Original Cordura Fabric is a famous fabric that can survive many most challenging climates. Being versatile and robust, it is excellent for making wristwatch straps. Cordura is waterproof fabric and can be washed. This fabric can be either tough and blurry, or super lightweight, or stretchy and breathable. It is a highly durable and comfortable material. The straps made from this material will surely last for an extended period without worrying or taking much care of it.

Cordura is designed to enable adventure and to make your most challenging days a little bit easier. The fabric is scratch-resistant, waterproof, and protected against tears, mold, decay, dampness, and scuffs. There is a wide range of colors available. The origin of this material is the USA. The straps made from this material look aesthetic and elegant. Various tests have been done that claim Cordura has more abrasion-resistant, and its elasticity makes it far more helpful than other materials or fabrics. The fabric is strong, versatile, smooth, eco-friendly, lightweight, and durable. Being smooth and soft, the straps made from Cordura are comfortable on wrists, and its elegant and costly looks make straps magnificent.

Elegant Cordura wristwatch straps are rare, but do not worry we have these straps. Because of extreme durability, this type of fabric is even used by the military of the U.S. It is suggested in applications requiring high sturdiness and water repellency. This fabric dries quickly and is simple to clean. In case you are in a hurry, and accidentally your wristwatch strap is dirty, you can quickly clean it so you don't miss your classy look outside.

Material Cordura - Visconti Milano
Gold Yellow Cordura® Panerai style strapGreen Khaki Cordura / Vacona strap Safari stylePerforated Cordura® fabric Strap (Apple Watch All Series) / BLACK
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Silk

It is shinny looking attractive fabric that is rarely used to make wristwatch straps. The straps made from this are expensive due to limited availability and high production cost. It is not only soft but also smooth and comfortable. This classy fabric is mainly used to make straps for ladies as silk is their favorite. Silk is repellant to natural fungus and does not attract dust. The material doesn't draw dampness away from your skin and hair; however, it encourages an appropriate dampness balance, while its amazingly smooth and delicate surface ends up being useful for those with sensitive skin conditions.

Being smooth, the wristwatch straps made from Italian silk feels nice and comfortable at the wrist.

Silk flows gracefully and delicately, and its exceptional sheen makes colors radiate. The silk-made wristwatch straps are best for winter as well as summer because the fabric warms and cools simultaneously. The straps are tear and wrinkle resistant and dry fast. It is said to be the queen of fabrics and gives a royal look as in early times silk was used by the royal families because of its aesthetic and majestic appearance. The wristwatch bands made from the peace silk are unique and not so common; therefore, your wrist will stand out in a crowd of people.

Material Silk - Visconti Milano
Silk Strap (Apple Watch All Series) / SAN REMO BLUESilk Strap (Apple Watch All Series) / BLACKTaormina Gold Silk Strap Rolex Oyster Lady style
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Pinatex

Pinatex or Ananas Fibers Leather is an alternative to leather and is made from fibers taken from the leaves of a pineapple. It is a biodegradable material. It is a suitable choice for creating a wristwatch strap because the fabric is soft, lightweight, and flexible. The straps made from Pinatex come in a different color, and all wristwatch straps look glamorous. Ananas Fiber Leather is water-resistant so are the straps.

Ananas Fibers Leather, also called Pinatex, is vegan alternative to natural leather made from animal skin or fur. It is made of the waste leaves of a pineapple. This material is used to make various products, including wallets, bags, wristwatch straps, shoes, jackets, coats, shirts, and many more things. It is a vegan material that is sustainably sourced and doesn't contain any chemicals which are harmful to humans. Pinatex is soft, flexible, strong, durable, lightweight, and it can be easily embroidered, stitched, and cut into various shapes. In fact it is more sustainable than genuine leather made from animal skin or fur.

This leather is not only water-resistant and versatile but has also passed international standard tests of ISO about seam rupture, tear, and abrasion-resistant, tensile strength, and colorfastness. These luxurious-looking wristwatch straps are charming to the touch, with excellent protection from wrinkling and pilling. The leather also has resistance to mildew and moths. Pinatex leather shouldn't be exposed to sunlight or U.V. for longer because the U.V. radiation or rays from sunlight can make the leather lose its color. Pinatex leather has low elasticity, thermal stability, and heat resistance. The straps made from Pinatex are not only unique because of leather properties but are also aesthetic and elegant.

Material Pinatex - Visconti Milano
Marina Blue Pinatex strap 24mm Ressence Type 5 styleYellow Gold Pinatex Replacement Strap 20mm for Rolex Daytona style timepiecesMarina Blue Pinatex Strap 16mm, 18mm, 19mm, 20mm, 21mm, 22mm General style
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Natural rubber

Natural rubber is a very high-quality, unique vegan material made from rubber tree latex. Being flexible and water-resistant is the best material to make wristwatch straps for sports or athletes. It is a very stretchy material and retains its elasticity. The straps made from natural rubber are firm, substantial, and very stylish as well.

Natural rubber is an excellent material used to make wristwatch straps, primarily for vegans or athletes. It is used to make straps and gloves, medical tubes, flooring, balloons, and many more things. It is resistant to water and many chemicals, fatigue, tearing, cutting, and abrasion. This material is highly flexible and has excellent strength. It can also absorb shocks.

Natural rubber’s straps are not suitable to use in cold temperatures or under direct sunlight for a more extended time to prevent damage. The straps of natural rubber are very comfortable of wrists as it is very soft.

Material Natural rubber - Visconti Milano
INDIGO BLUE rubber strap for NAUTILUS / PATEK PHILIPPE / Red stitchingBlack Natural Rubber Band 20mm / Rolex Daytona / Black stitchingSunlight White / No Stitching / Natural Rubber Strap for Patek Philippe Nautilus
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Recycled Rubber

Recycled rubber is a rubber that has been recovered from scrap materials like utilized tires. It is a trendy material for making wristwatch straps nowadays. Being waterproof allows the swimmers to swim while wearing their wristwatch. The recycled rubber is soft material; therefore, the straps made from recycled rubber are comfortable on wrists. The material is durable against elemental and physical abrasion.

Italian Recycled Rubber is one of the bestselling vegan/ non-leather materials. It is versatile. The wristwatch straps made from recycled rubber are soft and look glamorous. The recycled rubber is in trend these days. The origin of this material is Italy. This material guard well against high levels of wear and tear, rehashed impacts, and the heaviness of heavy machines. The Italian recycled rubber comes in many different colors.

Recycled rubber items display improved degrees of obstruction against harming U.V. beams and dampness. Recycled rubber items are ideal for external application because of their high protection from enduring and dampness. They are eco-accommodating items; in fact, that their creation removes non-biodegradable waste from the climate. The material is so soft that it is used to make playground surfaces to reduce the chance of injuries for athletes, so the straps made from it will also be soft and comfortable for wrists.

Material Recycled Rubber - Visconti Milano
Black Recycled Rubber strap 22mm Patek Philippe Annual Calendar 5205 styleRecycled Rubber Strap (Apple Watch All Series) / GREEN KHAKINavy Blue Recycled Rubber strap 25mm Panerai Radiomir style
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Cactus leather

As the name indicates, the cactus leather is made from the cactus plant. Cactus leather is known for its flexibility and buttery smooth texture. We use Mexican cactus leather as it is highly durable and resistant leather. It is soft, breathable, and used to make many items, including wristwatch straps, shoes, clothing, furniture, and many other kinds of stuff. This leather is biodegradable and sustainable.

Mexican Cactus Leather is a vegan leather that looks like genuine leather made from animals but is 100% free from animal products without hurting or harming or killing any animal. This leather is trendy these days because of its luxurious looks, flexibility, and smooth texture. It is a breathable material that allows the moisture to expel as vapors. It is a porous material and prevents bacteria from growing when it comes to sweating. So, it is best for wristwatch straps.

Moreover, this cactus leather is soft but firm. It is biodegradable. No toxic chemicals or PVC are used to make cactus leather as cactus are abundant in Mexico.

The Mexican cactus leather has high resistance and is highly durable, due to which it has a minimum life span of 10 years. The cactus leather comes in many different colors. The straps made from this leather will last longer and will look not only graceful but also stylish and magnificent. The cactus leather straps are water-resistant, allowing swimmers to carry their wristwatch underwater without any worries. Desserto is a company making this leather and saving environment by reducing pollution. They have been nominated for the environmental award by Germany.

Material Cactus leather - Visconti Milano
Green Cactus Vegan Leather strap 24mm Ressence Type 5 styleBlack Cactus Vegan Leather strap 21mm Rolex Sky-Dweller styleBlack Cactus Vegan leather strap Patek Philippe Vintage style
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Corn Leather

The Italian Corn Leather is made from corn pulp in Italy. It is a sustainable material and is best for making wristwatch straps. This leather is entirely in the fashion industry. It is durable and highly resistant leather. The straps made from corn leather are comfortable on the wrist because the leather is smooth and soft. Corn leather is naturally flame retardant and has resistance to U.V.

Italian corn leather is a trendy material and new to the fashion industry. This vegan leather is made up of corn pulp is 63% biodegradable. The corn leather is moderately sustainable. These days it is used to make many different things, including wristwatch straps, shoes, handbags, sportswear, skirts, trousers, jackets, and much more stuff. The straps made from this leather are flexible, durable, resistant, and more rigid than the straps made from leather of animal skin or fur. Italian Corn Leather is an excellent alternative to traditional animal leather because it looks like conventional leather though it doesn't hurt or kill any animal.

The corn leather gives excellent dampness management; it is not difficult to wear, gives delicate solace and fantastic wrap. The low odor maintenance property of the Italian corn leather provides the wearer with extraordinary comfort and certainty. The wristwatch straps made from Italian corn leather are resistant to scratches and resistant water, making it possible to wear these unique, elegant-looking wristwatch straps on adventures, climbing, hiking, or any other outdoor activity as the leather has resistance against U.V. and prevents the outbreak of fire. It has been tested that corn leather is far easier to maintain than other leathers or fabrics available.

Material Corn Leather - Visconti Milano
IWC Vintage style strap 22mm in Red Corn Vegan LeatherRessence Type 5 style strap 24mm in Black Corn Vegan LeatherBlack Corn Vegan Leather strap 21mm Rolex Sky-Dweller style
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Cork

Natural Portuguese Cork is a very high-quality best vegan fabric that is eco-friendly available out there in the market. The wristwatch straps made from cork are robust, durable, and water-resistant. The cork is made from the bark of oak trees and is a biodegradable and sustainable material. The soft oak barks are used to make cork; therefore, the fabric is soft and lightweight.

Natural Portuguese cork is a trendy vegan fabric these days because the cork is made from 100% natural fiber, and its production doesn't hurt or harm any animals. Natural Portuguese cork is used to make many things, including wall tiles, wristwatches, straps, purses, shoes, bulletin boards, dart boards, bottle stoppers, and many other things. The cork is flexible, soft, durable, strong, long-lasting, lightweight, and not only this but also biodegradable and sustainable material or fabric. It takes shading very well, so it can be created in various tones. Its level of flexibility means it's a natural best fabric. The origin of this fabric is Portugal, as the name indicates. The Portuguese cork fabric is water-resistant and scratch-resistant.

It is one of the best vegan fabrics used to make straps for wristwatches as cork is hugely light; no one wants heavy weight on their wrist, have water-resistant; have resistance against wear and tear, burns very slowly, scratch-proof, stain-resistant, and is soft and unique so comfortable on wrists. The cork material doesn't require much care or any high maintenance.

The straps made from cork come in many different colors, each with its beauty and uniqueness.

Material Cork - Visconti Milano
Natural Portuguese Cork strap for Panerai in Beige Lime pattern. Vegan styleNatural Cork Strap (Apple Watch All Series) / VIOLET PEARSilver Beige Natural Portuguese Cork strap General style
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Alcantara ®

Original Italian Alcantara is a sustainable super high-quality material. It is pretty known because of its usage in sports cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc. It is a soft material and has resistance against water, scratches, stains, light, and heat. It is an excellent material with outstanding properties, making it suitable for making wristwatch straps. It comes in many different colors by giving a massive bunch of options to get chosen.

Alcantara is a synthetic fiber made of 32% polyurethane and 68% polyester. The fabric production has zero impact on global warming and is, therefore, a sustainable fabric. Consequently, it is a suede-like pile of microfiber and soft, thus used in the marine industry for making jewelry, wristwatch straps, clothing, furniture, safety helmets, and other stuff, including safety helmets. It is a vegan fabric made without using animal products or by hurting or killing any animal; therefore, its production is cruelty-free.

Original Italian Alcantara is a good choice of material to make wristwatch straps solid and durable so that they will last longer. It is not only just strong but is stain resistant, heat and light resistant, water-resistant, scratch-resistant, and fire retardant, allowing it to withstand many difficult times and challenging climates. This fabric requires low maintenance and is easy to care for as it can be ironed and washed. It is comfortable on the wrist as it is breathable and cool in summer and warm in winters. The grip surface is high in Alcantara. There is a vast range of colors available in this fabric.

Material Alcantara ® - Visconti Milano
N13 Violet Alcantara strap 20mm for Rolex Daytona style timepiecesWrist bracelet in Infanta Blue Alcantara® With Your InitialsNavy Blue Alcantara Patek Philippe Nautilus style watch strap 25mm. Red stitching
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Alligator leather

The American alligator (alligator mississippiensis) is native to the Southeast USA. Alligator skin comes from alligators that are both farm-raised and captured in the wild, although always bred in the wild. The American alligator is one of the least bony of the 23 species of crocodile. As a result, the alligator skin is softer and has smoother scales than other types of crocodile skin, making it among the most luxurious Skin in the leather markets.

The American Alligator is indigenous only to Southeastern United States, available as both farm raised and harvested from the wild. Its skins are prized for their incredible quality and texture. Along with crocodiles and caimans, the American alligator is part of the Crocodillian family and protected by US Laws and CITES agreements.

Material Alligator leather - Visconti Milano
Black Double Alligator Leather strap 22mm, 21mm, 20mm. Alligator liningBy Order. Montblanc Worldtimer style watch strap 22mm in Alligator LeatherSapphire Blue Nubuck Alligator leather strap PANERAI style
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Connolly Leather

Connolly Leather Ltd was a British company that supplied highly finished leather primarily to car manufacturers, founded in 1878. The term is also used to describe the particular brand of leather itself, when fitted in a car interior.

Connolly supplied most of the leather for the British car industry, including but not limited to Aston Martin & Lagonda, Rolls-Royce & Bentley, Jaguar & Daimler, and Rover cars including its Land Rover and Range Rover vehicles as well as some MG and Mini models during the Rover Group era. Non-British makes included Ferrari and Maserati, Lincoln and Lexus. This leather was also used for the seats in the Supermarine Spitfires used in World War 2.

An attempt to expand into the American market in the 1990s failed badly and Connolly Leather ceased trading in June 2002. However, in 2003, Jonathan Connolly established C B Leather Ltd and resumed the manufacture and production of high quality leather and now sells under both C B Leather and Connolly.

The recipes to Connolly Hide-Food and their Leather-Cleaner have since been sold or licensed and have returned to the market.

Material Connolly Leather - Visconti Milano
Custom made strap in Black Limited Edition British Connolly leatherNavy Blue English Connolly leather strap for PaneraiLondon Beige Connolly Leather Strap (Apple Watch All Series)
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Rubberized leather

Modern in both look, and technique, our rubberized leather comes from the finest tanneries in Northern Italy. Its unique and handsome appearance will last for generations with proper care and handling.

Material Rubberized leather - Visconti Milano
Black Rubberized calf leather strap (Apple Watch All Series)White Rubberized Calf Leather Apple Watch Strap (All generations)Rubberized calf leather strap (Apple Watch All Series) / WHITE
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Italian Calf Leather

Calfskin is a leather or membrane produced from the hide of a calf. Calfskin is particularly valuable because of its softness, and fine grain, as well as durability. It is commonly used for high-quality clothing, shoes, wallets and similar products, as well as traditional leather bookbindings. In Spanish, the word is “Novillo”, referring to leather from animals less than three years old. Chickenskin, despite its name, is actually a form of calfskin made using the skin of unborn calves.

In fashion, soft finished calfskin is sometimes described as veau velours (French for “velvet calf”).Fine calfskin is one of the skins used for vellum and parchment manuscripts.Full-grain leather refers to hides that have not been sanded, buffed, or snuffed (as opposed to top-grain or corrected leather) to remove imperfections (or natural marks) on the surface of the hide.

The grain remains allowing the fiber strength and durability. The grain also has breathability, resulting in less moisture from prolonged contact. Rather than wearing out, it develops a patina during its expected useful lifetime. High quality leather furniture and footwear are often made from full-grain leather. Full-grain leathers are typically available in two finish types:aniline, semi-aniline.

Material Italian Calf Leather - Visconti Milano
Green Rubberized leather strap 22mm Breitling styleBlack Rubberized Leather Strap 23mm Blancpain Fifty Fathoms styleBespoke Cartier 21 Chronoscaph style watch strap in White Rubberized leather
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Mohawk Vintage leather

The Mohawk leather is tanned to be used on the flesh side (flesh-out) in order to maximise the impact of texture, and of the natural “break” (when flexed), which typically looks best on the reverse side of the hide.

The leather is finished with white wax, which will readily burnish, and will start to drop in the leather at temperature in excess of 60C.

Material Mohawk Vintage leather - Visconti Milano
Snuff Brown Mohawk Vintage Leather Ultra slim StrapBlack Mohawk leather strap 19mm Rolex Paul Newman Daytona styleBrown Winter Smoke Mohawk Vintage Leather Ultra slim Strap
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Kudu Reverse leather

Kudu is an antilope from southern Africa, whose skins have unique characteristics. This interesting finished leather is soft suede on the reverse side and a nubuck on the grain side. The fibre structure is well suited to our “Janus” tannage, resulting in a strikingly soft touch on the suede side, whilst maintaining a high degree of strength. On the grain side, there are interesting natural blemishes which have been highlighted by processing the skin as a nubuck. There are scars and cuts on both sides, which are more superficial than structural. However, these characteristics make a unique casual appearance, especially in the stich-down construction.

Material Kudu Reverse leather - Visconti Milano
Ocean Blue Antilope Kudu Leather strap for PaneraiNATO custom wrist watch band 20mm or 22mm in Cigar Brown Kudu leatherCigar Brown Kudu leather strap with Fixed Buckle (Apple Watch All Series)
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Ostrich leather

Ostrich leather is unmistakable in its appearance; no other material looks similar to it. It is characterized by raised points that are localized to the center of the hide. The portion with these bumps is called the “crown”.

Since the crown is the most sought after portion and since it constitutes such a small area of the skin, “full quill” ostrich products are considerably dearer when compared to bovine leather. This, along with the fact that it is one of the strongest commercial leathers, leads ostrich leather to be seen as a luxury item.

Material Ostrich leather - Visconti Milano
Ostrich leather Apple Watch Strap (Apple Watch All Series) / SPRING GREENJaeger LeCoultre Master Memovox style watch strap 21mm in Exotic Black Ostrich LeatherGreen Camouflage Ostrich leather watch strap General style
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Shell Cordovan leather

Shell cordovan (or cordovan) is a type of leather commonly used in luxury accessory production. Cordovan is an equine leather made from the fibrous flat muscle (or shell) beneath the hide on the rump of the horse. The leather derives its name from the city of Cordoba, Spain, where it was originally prepared by the Moors. This leather is valuable for its durability. The strap made of shell cordovan will last eternity.

Material Shell Cordovan leather - Visconti Milano
Cappuccino Brown Horween® Shell Cordovan leather strap (Apple Watch All Series)Black Shell Cordovan leather strap 20mm Tudor Black Bay styleCognac Brown Horween® Shell Cordovan leather strap (Apple Watch All Series) / Stitched tip
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Vacona Aniline Leather

VACONA® is aniline leather, natural, open-pored cowhide.
Is tanned with high-quality Nappa soft mineral tanning, it has an unsurpassed natural shine.
Rawmaterial: Grain leather from big South German raw hides.
Aniline leather is made of the highest quality raw hides. It has a naturally bare surface where all natural marks are visible. The leather is fully tanned which maintains the natural surface structure.

The shine of this leather is created by a special process and constantly polished through use, Vacona becomes even more exclusive and high-quality with the time being.
Small colour variations and hide marks are natural.
Aniline leather is susceptible to staining and will eventually darken and create a patina. This merely makes the leather more exclusive.
Only hides from the best sorting level are used for aniline leather

Material Vacona Aniline Leather - Visconti Milano
Green Khaki Cordura / Vacona strap Safari styleDeep Water Blue Vacona Aniline Leather Strap  23mm Blancpain Fifty Fathoms styleCanvas / Vacona strap Safari style (Apple Watch All Series) / MILITARY GREEN
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